Beagles are small foxhounds with long bodies and short limbs.
In the early periods of their history the Greeks depended too much on their nets to capture game, and it was not until later times that they pursued their prey with dogs, and then not with greyhounds, which run by sight, but with beagles, the dwarf hound which is still very popular.
Hares were chased by beagles or basset hounds and killed by the dogs.
Capital exercise and much useful knowledge are to be derived by running with a pack of beagles.
Two respondents stated the actual strain of beagle used, four omitted to confirm that the dogs used were in fact beagle used, four omitted to confirm that the dogs used were in fact beagles.